Roger “Red” Darden, a Vietnam War Veteran, stands up during the opening ceremony for the Air Force Sergeant’s Association 9th Annual Veteran’s Vigil Run on Nov. 2 at the James Gym Track at Scott Air Force Base. Darden was the honoree for the vigil run, while fellow Vietnam War Veteran Jack Poltras also attended the event. During the war in 1968, Darden and his unit were on a 42-day search and destroy mission upon which they were approaching Can Tho Airfield in South Vietnam, which was under attack. Darden noticed a dredge pipe in which the Viet Cong were entering from. After making it to the end of the pipe he noticed two men lying in a ditch—one of those men was Poltras. Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Cossaboom
Roger “Red” Darden, a Vietnam War Veteran, stands up during the opening ceremony for the Air Force Sergeant’s Association 9th Annual Veteran’s Vigil Run on Nov. 2 at the James Gym Track at Scott Air Force Base. Darden was the honoree for the vigil run, while fellow Vietnam War Veteran Jack Poltras also attended the event. During the war in 1968, Darden and his unit were on a 42-day search and destroy mission upon which they were approaching Can Tho Airfield in South Vietnam, which was under attack. Darden noticed a dredge pipe in which the Viet Cong were entering from. After making it to the end of the pipe he noticed two men lying in a ditch—one of those men was Poltras. Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Cossaboom
Roger “Red” Darden, a Vietnam War Veteran, stands up during the opening ceremony for the Air Force Sergeant’s Association 9th Annual Veteran’s Vigil Run on Nov. 2 at the James Gym Track at Scott Air Force Base. Darden was the honoree for the vigil run, while fellow Vietnam War Veteran Jack Poltras also attended the event. During the war in 1968, Darden and his unit were on a 42-day search and destroy mission upon which they were approaching Can Tho Airfield in South Vietnam, which was under attack. Darden noticed a dredge pipe in which the Viet Cong were entering from. After making it to the end of the pipe he noticed two men lying in a ditch—one of those men was Poltras. Photo by Staff Sgt. Michael Cossaboom